from the first part we return to this phrase to return to the thread of the conversation. selling books in Colombia is like placing a vegetable stand in the willy wonka chocolate factory: very difficult.
On average, each Colombian reads 1, 4 books a year. I wish it were ours, hopefully one day. we went to the market to sell what almost nobody buys: books.
we told you that we decided to write this guide when we were in Barcelona and decided to make this guide to Catalonia and Barcelona to enjoy this beautiful place, this book was self-published. It was also not just to write it, but to diagram it, to illustrate the cover and the photos that are there.
We are dedicated to write in a platform called authors editors that is great here in Colombia and we will continue writing here.
In this post we will talk about the physical birth of the book and how we have distributed it during the time that has passed since the day of the launch.
How much does it cost to self-publish a line in Colombia?
depends on several factors among which we can consider the number of sheets, the quality of the paper, whether or not it includes photos, special paper and especially the number of copies will be printed in each edition.
After having the time and desire to write the book, it costs 800,000 plus or minus some intangibles that do not appear on the list.
That is our budget. You will have to make your own. it is so that a global, generalized idea is made.
How do we finance it?
They think that we travel a lot, they think that we are millionaires and that they have a pocket ready to print the books. (After we will write a post about how to live traveling without being millionaires)
we made it very simple, we wrote this book guide and we put it in author editors. we appear in google and in our social networks our book.
We believe in our project and we were not afraid to risk it. if we continue in an office, none of this would have happened: no trip, no travel guide, nothing. We work hard to realize our dream and the money will come at any time. and we are at this precise moment.
record of author’s work:
unlike the isbn, the copyright registration is free. however it is necessary to register the work in pdf. Once registered, your site can not be submitted to changes.
It has a duration of 15 days and books are not indispensable. it is a safeguard so that nobody reproduces to produce his book.
then we decided to make the template of 11 x 17 cm and I think it’s good. we write it and we edit it very fast. that’s why we chose this size for the library, to load it in the purse, in the wallet, in the travel briefcase or to carry it in the hand in the public transport. we also find it beautiful in our book.
even without the physical books, we started the presale very recently. that’s why we created the emotional crossing shop on Facebook and placed it on the marketplace. We launched the book with something very special but daily travel to 45,000. the price on offer, lower than it will cost at launch. the book depends on how it will arrive (it will take a few days) you will have to wait for it to have them.
We gave him a launch and a presale and the launch event.
without an editorial promoting promoting and rotating the book, writing the book is a children’s garden bought with the distribution. We have tried to reach as many people and we are just beginning. but we want to do it in an untraditional way to be known.
however, we hope to send this book to as many people as possible.
Anyway, despite how difficult it is, we can say that it can. There will be many people who want to read your book or travel guide. you will never know if it is going to be a literary success if you do not dare to write it. A closed door in a publishing house does not mean the end of your writer’s dream. when publishing the road it will be long, but it will be worth it.
We want to start making our trip first through Cartagena as well as Peru to know our place.
If you like our work or want to support us, you can download it here:
Hi all. The online market grows in Colombia, it grows exponentially in Latin America. 48% seek new experiences online. people use the connections to make the purchase of products and services more frequently. 34% of people who use the internet use electronic commerce and the tourism sector increases.
This is how travel agencies and other online services take center stage in global trends and in Latin America. During the last years, the sales of the tour operators in web pages and represented 13% of the total, of the airlines, 14% and lodging 12%.
48% of Latin Americans, whose age ranges between 25 and 49 years of age, seek new experiences with technology. The growing preference of digital channels lies in the advantages that present to the consumer: 24/7 attention, abundance of options, better prices and access to collaborative communities that will be an ideal.
that’s why we want to create a virtual store where search engines are found, amazon books and also a place where you can buy amazon products (travel journals)
Hi all. We have definitely realized that both you and we like to talk about destinations and help each dream destination have the ability to guide us. In addition to the possibility that you have good reasons to travel. (And write an ebook from time to time helping them how to do it with travel guides and others)
But we are willing to help you to achieve your dream.
With respect to the channel we want to get away from the classic of showing our trips and focus on entrepreneurship, digital nomadism, blogs, living traveling, etc. We want to do it to help you more and give you useful information.
We wanted to make this turn and we hope you like it a lot.
We want to create a strong personal brand and help you.
That’s why we show you that not all infoproducts are videos. (And even these infoproducts are found in amazon and payhip and are downloadable)
Why is it necessary to create your first infoproduct as soon as possible?
Creating digital products not only serves to create extra income. There are other benefits to take into account.
You will get extra income at the end of the month.
Right now your income will be from your professional services.
That means if you do not get hired you do not win. You live with uncertainty whether you are going to win or not. That’s why the infoproducts are the perfect complement to offer together with your services
If you have a personal project in which you sell infoproduct you can have an extra at the end of the month.
It is not necessary to have a single way, but to diversify the income so that there is a constant flow.
You do not need to be present to earn money.
With the infoproduct you will have your business automated. The processes to sell the infoproduct will not need your presence.
Nowadays it is easier to automate processes and facilitate the purchase or sale of infoproducts.
costs become cheaper if you do something simple.
Creating and selling infoproducts can take a short time, if you follow an appropriate format and a good strategy.
Go for the simple to get it out to the market as soon as possible and validate your idea.
2. You can have a scalable business without the need of partners or staff.
Forget about growing in staff, at least at the beginning of the project. This will take effort, investment and effort. Also create a digital marketing agency with my husband.
With the infoproduct you will have a scalable business (like a startup, that is, not a big company but what needs to be done)
Once you develop your product you have to update it and give support to your customers and you will collect money indefinitely.
That is to say, you will not only need working hours but also you will not need more time to generate more income or have a large number of people.
3. You can work wherever you want with a PC and a wifi.
If you incorporate the infoproduct to your business, do not depend on selling your time with the services you offer your customers. Those hours will be less and you will be freer.
With this technology you can free yourself, stop being enslaved with clients and work wherever you want with a PC and Wi-Fi.
A great advantage if you want to live traveling. Do not?
It is normal to assume that seeing a finished text (be it a book, a post or something on instagram) in which the author focused on writing and achieved his inspiration. We forgot that there was a process behind, I need several polishes to stay as it was, the first draft, the reissues (more than writing you have to rewrite), the editing stage and finally the publication.
One of the obstacles of literature is to ignore the process. Writing is a messy process. That is why it is important to understand and accept the processes and not to mythologize them.
It all starts with a notebook and that is why it is so important to document everything for future texts.
If you think this is impractical, click here to write in a travel notebook.